Milwaukee’s new M12 Lithium line includes quite a few different-looking tools, and we think this copper tubing cutter in particular might have some interesting potential. Hardcore pros may find the specs brow-popping — with its cutter speed of 500 RPM, Milwaukee boasts that it’ll cut copper tubing up to 10X faster than conventional cutters, and it automatically adjusts to cut tubing with diameters from 3/8″ to 1″.
Milwaukee claims that the cutter’s battery and gearing allow it to perform 200 cuts on a single charge. Also, it includes a battery-level gauge and a built-in LED work light. All in all, the cutter looks pretty mean, and the easy-access head means as long as you can get the mouth around the tube, it can cut even in no-clearance situations that are the bane of pro plumbers and electrical guys.
It looks like a great tool for jamming into tight spaces, but the $120 price tag suggests that if you’re only looking to do a quick weekend job, the $3 manual kind might be better suited to the project. What do you think? Is this a great new way to cut a bunch of copper quick, or just a nifty gadget intended for someone else? Let us know in comments.